HP Compaq NC8430 Windows 7 Drivers

Model: HP Compaq NC8430
Manufacture: Hewlett Packard
Compatibility: Windows 7

Windows 7 Upgrade Notes.

This model release with windows Vista as default operating system, and on support site only Windows Vista drivers available. Base on several upgrade reported by users, this model can be upgrade into windows 7 and it is not hard to obtain the drivers. Most of the drivers available through Windows Automatic updates and for other drivers you can use vista drivers and install it in compatibility mode.

1. Upgrade RAM into 4GB max, min 1GB.
2. At least 10GB Free Hard Disk Space.

Before Installing drivers:

Turn on automatic updates by click start and type "Turn automatic updating on or off" and press enter. On the drop-down menu select "install updates automatically". Press ok and exit. Make sure you have internet connection and when windows finish installating updates you will be prompted to reboot. reboot and restart your notebook. This is important to get the most latest drivers for your notebooks.


Note: For Graphic and Audio Drivers:
(If installation failed, install it using compatibility mode for windows vista)

Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH7
Version, 2.32MB

ATI Radeon x1600 and Control Panel
Version 8.593090312A-077762, 105MB

ADI SoundMAX HD Audio Driver
Version, 5.6MB

HP Quicklaunch Button
Version 24.56MB

Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Driver for Microsoft Windows 7
Version Rev. A,   (32-bit)
Download (32-bit)
Download (64-bit)

Alternative Ethernet Driver version which works on other NC series.

Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows 7
Version 13.0 12.08MB

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver For Windows 7
Version: 20.7MB

Storage - Security
HP 3D DriveGuard
Version, 4.63MB

AutherTec Fingerprint Driver
Version 1.10, 7.4MB
(install in compatibility mode for windows vista, you can read here how to set the compatibility.)

Tools and Utilities:

HP Wireless Assistant
Version: REV: A 3.80MB

Software Support for HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology for Microsoft Windows 7
Version 7  58MB

Drivers Information:

1. Chipset, refer to intel 955,945,975, 900 series chipset which you can obtain the latest driver from automatic updates or intel download center.

2. Graphic drivers which refer to ATI Radeon x1600 already tetsed and work by using windows Vista drivers, the driver link above refer to vista drivers. Other alternatives driver you can try is:
ATI modder tools: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/modtool.php

3. If audio installation failed, use this method.
ADI SoundMAX High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver
Version, 6.9MB

Download and install the drivers, ignore if the installation failed:

1. Open device manager by click start and type DEVMGMT.MSC on the search box.
2. Under Sound, video and game controller, you will have audio marked with yellow such as  "High definition audio bus" listed.
3. Right click on it and select update driver.
4. Select "Browse My computer for Driver software".
5. Select "let me pick from a list of device drivers from my computer".
6. Click 'Have Disk" and click "Browse"
7. Point to "c:\swsetup\sp37155\SMAXWDM\W2K_XP\ select ADIHdAud.inf
8. Click Open, - OK then continue with on-screen instruction until installation finsih.
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